If a joke is good enough to make, then it’s good enough to milk, so Saturday Night Live‘s season 39 premier devoted a second segment to the plight of new castmembers by having host Tina Fey compete in a game show called New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?
As Fey tried to tell the difference between the show’s musical guests and rookie featured players, the newbies took turns trying to establish catchphrases, suck up to Fey, and otherwise try their best to make the moment pay. Game show emcee Kenan Thompson scolded the new players, but was humbled, himself, when producer Lorne Michaels appeared as Fey’s lifeline, and identified Thompson as a new hire.
“Is it the black one?” Michaels guessed.
Here’s the clip, from Saturday Night Live:
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